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Accounting & Finance FinTech and Financial Intelligence

Executive Certificate in FinTech

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
12 Mar 2022 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Mar 2022
4 months
How to Apply
Deadline on 29 Jan 2022 (Sat)

This programme aims to equip students with latest knowledge in innovation and applications of Internet Finance and Financial Technology (FinTech). It also focuses on the overall context in FinTech including regulatory framework, regulatory technology (RegTech), evolving digital technology and mobile commerce in finance.

ECF on Fintech - Modular Exemption
Executive Certificate in FinTech holders are eligible to apply for exemption on Module 1 – Technology Essentials (Core Level) of the Enhanced Competency Framework (ECF) - FinTech qualification.
The ECF-Fintech is a collaborative effort of the HKMA, the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and the banking sector in establishing a set of common and transparent competency standards for developing a strong Fintech talent pipeline and enhancing the professional competence of existing banking practitioners who are performing functions that involve technological innovation for financial services in Hong Kong’s banking industry. This framework will facilitate banking practitioners to acquire relevant Fintech knowledge and develop professional competencies in the Fintech area more effectively. Please refer to the HKMA Circular on Enhanced Competency Framework on Fintech for details.




Ms. Frankie Tam, International Technology Lawyer​

Frankie is an international technology lawyer qualified in Hong Kong, New York State, and England and Wales. She has worked in major financial cities including London, Shanghai and Hong Kong in advising on technology legal matters. Frankie recently worked on a significant regulatory technology outsourcing transaction, and advised an international technology client on a high-profile data privacy matter – a project that was awarded Deal of the Year by China Business Law Journal.  She obtained her Master of Laws (Corporate) (Distinction) from University College London on the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship, and her business administration and law degrees in Hong Kong. She is a co-founder and Vice-President of the Hong Kong Internet Finance Association and the President of British Chevening Scholars (HK) Association. Frankie is a member of the Hong Kong Government's Buildings Energy Efficiency Disciplinary Board Panel.



Mr. Emil Chan, Honorary Chairman of Start HK

Emil is a FinTech enthusiast with over 20 years experience in managing IT, back office operations and business transformation projects in international financial institutions.  He had worked for several sizeable international banks including Credit Suisse and BayernLB as the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager Asia Pacific.  He has extensive experience in both Business and IT consulting encompassing the design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia.  Emil is currently the Honorary Chairman of SmartHK, an NGO to promote startups for underprivileged and the members and advisors of several FinTech startups.  He is also the adjunct lecturer of FinTech courses for Hong Kong University SPACE, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University .  He conducts CPD accredited courses for professional bodies including HK Law Society, HK Institute of CPA, Project Management Institute, etc.  Moreover, he compiles and delivers in-house training courses for well known international companies and financial institutions.

In the past 10 years, he participated actively in voluntary community services in related to popularization of technology.  He is the founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, Past Vice President and Supervisory Committee Member of Internet Profession Association (iProA), the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association.  He is also the Chairman of Smart City Consortium FinTech Committee, the Vice President and Hon. Secretary of Hong Kong Blockchain Development Association, Council Member of Hong Kong Software Industry Association, Think Tank Member of Dashun Foundation and Committee Member of the Hong Kong Cross Border eCommerce Association.  Emil hosts seminars, delivers public speeches and publishes articles of FinTech related topics on media.  He has also be interviewed by major media from time to time.

Emil had obtained a bachelor degree on Applied Computer Science from Hong Kong Open University and graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master of Business Administration degree.  To facilitate his training skill, he also had obtained the NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) Trainer Certificate with strong rapport building and story telling or over 20 years.



Guest Speakers 

Kitty Ng

Ms Kitty Ng, Corporate Lawyer​

Kitty Ng is a corporate lawyer specializing in cross-border corporate transactions. She regularly advises technology companies on venture capital financing and general corporate and commercial matters. She has advised Japanese telecom institutions with respect to their venture capital investments into U.S. startups / early-stage technology companies. Kitty obtained a Master of Laws degree from University of Cambridge under the British Chevening Scholarships and a Bachelor of Laws degree in Hong Kong.

Edmond Lau, Managing Director of Lingfeng Capital

Edmond Lau has 20 years of profound experience in investment, financing and business development, and is currently the Managing Director of Lingfeng Capital focusing on Fintech investment. He was the Head of Innovative Incubation Centre and the Head of Merger & Integration in SF-Express responsible for the establishment, due diligence and management of incumbents and investees. Prior to that, he served as the Head of Investment in FIH Mobile and the Investment Director in CLSA Capital Partners responsible for investment areas like eCommerce, mobile technologies and water resources. Edmond was previously a Vice President in Citigroup and a senior consultant in Accenture providing financing solutions and strategic advices to telecom, media and technology corporations.

Edmond holds an MBA (distinction) from London Business School, a Bachelor of Information Engineering (first class) from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Bachelor of Laws from China University of Political Science and Law. He is the founding board member of CFA Shenzhen Association, Co-President of Hong Kong Internet Finance Association, and a former board member of Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts. Edmond is a CFA and a FRM.



Raymond Chan

Mr. Raymond Chan, Managing Director of 9F International Holdings

Mr. Raymond Chan Wing Fung was appointed the Managing Director of 9F International Holdings, a subsidiary of 9F Group (NASDAQ: JFU), in October 2018 and is responsible for applying financial licences, including Virtual Banking and Digital Insurance license in Hong Kong, “Tech Enabling” to Hong Kong and Southeast Asia markets, and expanding overseas Fintech Ecosystem partners. In October 2019, Raymond was appointed the General Manager of Niche Global Fintech Corporation Limited, a joint-venture of 9F International and PAX Global, and is responsible for applying Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence and related business and operations in EU Area.

Raymond is an active speaker and practitioner in fintech areas including Virtual Bank, eKYC, eID, Open API, Mobile Payment and Cross-Border Banking. He has successfully launched “inMotion”, the first remote bank account opening mobile app in Hong Kong without the need to visit branch, submit signature and address proof, alongside with many first-in-Hong Kong fintech initiatives.

Raymond has been working in the banking industry for more than 25 years, with 20 years in supervisory and management positions of international, European and Chinese banks. Before joining 9F International, he was Executive Deputy General Manager of China CITIC Bank International and Head of Marketing & Business Strategy of ICBC (Asia). His career covers many areas in banking including department head of e-Business, Marketing, Branch Network, Call Centre, Sales & Distribution and Business Support. The early stage of his career also covered IT and technical services in a global bank.

Besides actively speaking in summits and forums, Raymond also actively serves in academic services and industry organizations’ committees including:

• Entrepreneurship Committee Advisory Group, Hong Kong Cyberport

• Observer, Independent Police Complaints Council

• Advisory Board of MSc. in International Banking and Finance, Lingnan University

• Guest lecturer in master, undergraduate and Executive Development programs of HKUST, Baptist University, PolyU, Lingnan University, Hang Seng University, HKU SPACE, etc.

• Mentorship Program of Lingnan University and Chinese University Hong Kong (SZ)

• New Economy Committee, The Hong Kong Independent Non-Executive Director Association

• Convenor for AI Group, Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia

• Financial Technology Advisory Panel, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

• Fintech Award Assessment panel, Hong Kong ICT Awards

• Fintech Committee, Smart City Consortium

Raymond received Bachelor of Science (Engineering) - Electronics from University of Hong Kong, Master of Business Administration from Chinese University of Hong Kong. He currently holds designations of HKRFP (Registered Financial Planner), FHKRFP, MHKCS, MHKIoD, MiProA, CFT (Certified Financial Technologist) and CFTa (Certificate in Finance and Technology).





Hong Kong Internet Finance Association (HKIFA) is a non-profit organisation established in Hong Kong. HKIFA leads some of the most ambitious efforts in Hong Kong to promote and advance the education of Fintech and of the use of technology for benefit of the public. We facilitate communication between Fintech practitioners and governmental bodies and promote international exchange of idea around Fintech development.

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Syllabus for each module

Module 1 – Principles and Technologies of FinTech

  • Technological innovations in financial services
  • Mobile commerce in finance
  • Ecosystem in FinTech and RegTech
  • Core technologies fundamentals
  • Mobile payments
  • Cybersecurity
  • Distributed-ledger technology
  • Blockchain-based systems
  • Crypto-currencies
  • Data protection


Module 2 – Emerging FinTech Models

  • Traditional financial services business models
  • Creative disruption
  • Alternative forms of finance
  • Internet and mobile banking
  • Disintermediation
  • Peer-to-peer lending marketplaces
  • Crowdfunding platforms
  • Robo-adviser in wealth management
  • Global trends of Internet finance
  • Challenge for FinTech and RegTech companies


Module 3 – Global Financial Regulation and FinTech

  • Overview of regulation of global financial industry
  • Governance Body and public organization
  • Landscape of Hong Kong financial regulations
  • The role of regulation and globalization in international banking
  • Comparative banking and financial regulation
  • Principles and practice of global financial regulation
  • Regulation fit for the digital revolution
  • Regulatory issues in FinTech and RegTech
  • Regulatory challenges in FinTech and RegTech
  • Talent acquisition

Assessment Criteria

Each module will be assessed by one individual written assignment. All assessments will be in English.

Attendance Requirement

Student are required to achieve at least 70% in attendance for each module to complete the whole programme.

WAM Pilot Programme


The Executive Certificate in FinTech (ECFT) is one of the eligible courses under the Financial Incentive Scheme for Professional Training (the Scheme) of the Pilot Programme to Enhance Talent Training for the Asset and Wealth Management Sector (the WAM Pilot Programme), funded by the HKSAR government. Under the Scheme, eligible individuals will be reimbursed 80% of the eligible course fees, subject to a maximum of $10,000 per person throughout the period of 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2023.

  • Participants who meet the eligibility criteria, attendance requirement and completion of the ECFT programme can apply for reimbursement under the Scheme.
    • Eligibility:   Please refer the details at the WAM Pilot Programme website.
    • Attendance Requirement: 
      • The minimum class attendance requirement is 70%.
      • Attend the whole programme session.
      • Participants will not be given attendance record if they are late and/ or absent from the programme session for more than 30 minutes.
      • Attendance for the entire programme is signified by the sign-in and sign-out records on the attendance form.
    • Satisfactory completion of the ECFT programme: Eligible participants who wish to apply for reimbursement under the Scheme must follow the conditions govern the award of the programme to meet the requirements under the Scheme.
      • A student must be registered on this programme.
      • A student must have paid all due fees and amounts to HKU SPACE.
      • A student must have been examined in all the prescribed course work.
      • A student must have achieved Pass grades.
      • Students should meet a minimum of 70% attendance.
      • A student must have complied with the Regulations and its amendments made from time to time.
  • Application to reimburse the course fee, together with the required documents, must be submitted within four months from the programme completion date.   For ECFT programme, eligible participants can apply for course reimbursement upon satisfactory completion of the programme.     A Letter of Completion will be issued to the eligible participants as a proof of completion of the ECFT course.    The Letter of Completion will be sent to eligible participants by post upon completion of the ECFT programme.   
  • For further information, please refer to the WAM Pilot Programme website.
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Tentative Schedule ( Mar 2022 Intake)

Venue: Causeway Bay (Location will be notified by email once enrollment is confirmed)

Module 1 – Principles and Technologies of FinTech 

Lecture 1  12 Mar 2022 (Sat) 09:30am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Lecture 2  19 Mar 2022 (Sat) 09:30am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Module 2 – Emerging FinTech Models


Module 3 – Global Financial Regulation and FinTech


Days / Time
  • Saturday, 9:30am - 1:00pm; 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • 15 hours per module
  • 2 meeting(s)

Applicants shall:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution or equivalent; or
  • hold an Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma awarded by a recognized institution or equivalent and have 2 years work experience.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merits.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$2600 per module
  • HK$7800 per programme

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method
  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Submit the application form with the following documents:

(a) CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES of all relevant academic and/or professional qualifications (please also bring along the originals of these documents for certification at HKU SPACE enrollment center);

(b) CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES of HKID card / passport and visa (if applicable);

(c) a non-refundable application fee of HK$150 by crossed cheque made payable to “HKU SPACE”

The complete set of application forms with all relevant supporting documents may be submitted in person to any HKU SPACE enrollment centers.

Applicants may also pay the course / application fee by VISA or Master Card including "HKUSPACE Master Card" at any HKUSPACE enrolment Centre.

**Double-sided printing is much appreciated.**

Payment Method


  1. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances, subject to the School's discretion.
  2. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries of the relevant subject area for details.
  3. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of $120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  4. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  5. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for $30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE". Such copies will normally only be issued at the end of a course.
  6. Classes are expected to be held at HKU SPACE learning centers. The health and safety of our students is our top priority. If the situation in Hong Kong requires, HKU SPACE reserves the right to move some classes to other locations, including online teaching platforms.
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